19 arrested for speeding on Gauteng's roads this weekend

The highest speed recorded was a man travelling at 212km per hour.

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JOHANNESBURG - Nineteen people have been arrested this weekend for excessive speeding along Gauteng's roads.

The highest speed recorded was a man travelling at 212km per hour and was arrested on the R21 heading to Pretoria.

The man will appear in court next week.

Police have warned that the courts are intending to impose harsher sentences on speedsters as this remains one of the reasons for the high road death toll.

Gauteng traffic police spokesperson Obed Sibasa said, "We are calling on drivers to please adhere to the rules of the road. We will be monitoring all roads to ensure that all drivers use the roads to avoid unnecessary accidents."

At the same time, Western Cape traffic police say one person has been killed on the province's roads.

A driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle on the R300 Westbank Road a passenger died during the incident.

Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa adds that since Friday evening officials have arrested 31 people.

"We arrested 29 drunken drivers and a drunk pedestrian."